Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Mixing up the Bedding

By: Tara Seawright
People assumes that my place must be stunning because I do decoration for other people. Well, the truth is, my place has always been just a miss-mesh of things thrown into one place - not quite appealing of course. So, the last little while I have been trying to decorate my place before my wedding.(Finally!)

I find it a lot harder to decorate my own place than any of my clients...I guess I have grown so accustomed to the place of that I have a much higher expectation for my own place. None the less, something needs to be done.

First place - my (our) bedroom
I was sleeping on only a mattress  before with a comforter that matches my pillow cases and nothing else. 2 ikea portable roll-able hangers....and that was pretty much it!

A bed frame for a bed is definitely a key component to a bedroom - it should be a piece where it is comfortable but creates a statement in your room. Mattress on the floor is definitely a "no".

The next thing I need to look for is the bedding. I think that can either make it or break it. I think the easiest and the most common thing people would do to choose their bedding is buying the comforter sets. Usually it comes with a duvet, pillow cases, fitted sheet, flat sheet. etc. It is nice, but it can be quite expansive to have to buy a few sets to interchange. you may end up spending hundreds of dollars!

A smarter choice would be buying ONE good comforter, and buying a few different sheet sets that can work together harmoniously like the photo above, whether in colours, texture, or pattern.

Also, if your bedroom furniture is already very bold in colour, try using sheet sets that are lighter in colour. The colours are the used on your bed (bedding, bed sheets, etc.) will dictate the overall ambiance of the room.

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